Posts Tagged ‘ early zionist literature ’

Why This Israeli Independence Day We’ve Got British Novelist George Eliot On The Mind

May 11, 2016
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Why This Israeli Independence Day We're Thinking of British Novelist George Eliot

This Israeli Independence Day, we’re thinking not of Theodor Herzl but of a less traditionally heralded Zionist: the unconventional British novelist George Eliot, whose controversial proto-Zionist novel Daniel Deronda (1876) argued that Jews needed their own homeland to renew their culture. The novel’s plot features a cultivated gentleman who, after…

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Suddenly Jewish

March 15, 2011
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Most people think that Theodor Herzl’s book The Jewish State (1896) was the first major book about…

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